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TCC Training Seminar on One-month Forecast

JMA's Tokyo Climate Center (TCC) has been assisting National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) in improving their climate services since 2008. The Center's two major activities in this regard involve providing basic climate data, products and tools to NMHSs through its website and assisting with capacity development at NMHSs in the Asia-Pacific region. TCC holds annual training seminars as part of capacity development activities in its role as an RCC in the WMO RA II area. In addition to running annual training seminars, TCC arranges expert visits to NMHSs to promote the effective transfer of technology and discuss the support for climate services.

This time, TCC held the Training Seminar on One-month Forecast from 12 to 16 November 2018 at JMA Headquarters in Tokyo. The event was attended by 15 experts from NMHSs in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Hong Kong (China), Indonesia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Viet Nam. The seminar focused on improving knowledge about one-month forecast and on enhancing skills in generating one-month forecast products using statistical downscaling methods. The course included lectures and practical exercises using data, products and a web-based application tool available or to be available on the TCC website as well as in-situ observation data of attendees' own countries. At the end of the seminar, all participants gave presentations on one-month forecast in their own countries for the middle November to early December and engaged in fruitful discussions with lecturers and others present.

The content of lectures is available on the TCC website at https://www.data.jma.go.jp/tcc/tcc/library/library2018.html.

Attendees with JMA Global Environment and Marine Department Director-General Mr. Shogo Tanaka and other JMA staff
Attendees on a courtesy visit to JMA Director-General Dr. Toshihiko Hashida
(12 November 2018, Director-General's office)
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Lectures and practical exercises at the seminar